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Samuel J. Redman is a historian, educator, author, and Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also the Director of the UMass Public History Program. He previously worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Field Museum of Natural History, and History Colorado. He holds a B.A. in anthropology and history from the University of Minnesota, Morris and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Redman's research has been noted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Springfield Republican, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Wired, Hyperallergic, The New Yorker, Washingtonian, The Times Literary Supplement, Science, and Nature. He has also appeared on Vice News, NPR, NBC Boston, ABC San Francisco, and Democracy Now! 

Redman is the author of three books. Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums (Harvard University Press, 2016), Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology (Harvard University Press, 2021), and The Museum: A Short History of Crisis and Resilience (NYU Press, 2022). He is currently writing a book on the history of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. 

Unfortunately, due to the volume of emails he receives, Redman cannot reply to every inquiry. An effort is made to respond to as much correspondence as possible.